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John Andrews, Ph.D.

Dr. John Andrews, an Honors academic counselor, smiles for a selfie.


John Andrews joined the Honors College in 2018 as an Academic Counselor. He earned his BA in Writing at the University of Central Arkansas, his MFA in Creative Writing at Texas State University, and his PhD in English at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Andrews’ scholarly and artistic work focuses on both LGBTQIA experience and the creative process within the genres of contemporary poetry and nonfiction. His first book of poetry, Colin Is Changing His Name, was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. He is currently working on his second book of poetry that examines queer constructions of marriage and kinship ties. He has taught Introduction to Creative Writing and Composition I&II. 


As a K-12 educator and mentor, Dr. Andrews has worked with K-12 students at Arkansas Governor's School, Odyssey of the Mind, Upward Bound, and Austin Bat Cave. Dr. Andrews is passionate about connecting honors with K-12 students to not only help scholars realize their full potential, but also inspire the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and artists in Oklahoma.

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